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£2795

Highlights of the Yucatan

Revealing the colour and culture of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, visiting colonial towns, Mayan temples, and natural landmarks, this tour is a treasure trove of history, tucked into ten days of sightseeing, and including famous sites and hidden gems

When your holiday time is limited, but you hanker for fabled sights and far-away shores, this tour fits the bill. With direct flights to and from Cancún, to minimise your journey time, and ten days of touring to maximise your Mexican experience, it is a delightful discovery of the Yucatan. Among the ancient monuments, Mayan villages, and colourful colonial enclaves, we explore well-known and less-visited landmarks, beginning at the ruins of Ek Balam, built across the centuries from 700BC to 1100AD; and ending on the Maya Riviera’s Caribbean shore. In between are Uxmal’s elaborate carvings, telling the tales of its temples and pyramids; the chance to swim in the natural pool of Cenote Saamal Selva Maya; and a stay in the picture-perfect town of Campeche. See the stuccoed temples of Edzná, a surprisingly unsung gem; and the Izamal hub of the Catholic faith, its colonial façades painted in papal gold and white. In Bécal, the Fountain of Three Hats celebrates the town’s tradition of weaving Panamas; Mérida is the Yucatan state capital; Celestún’s nature reserve is where the river meets the sea; and Mayan Chichén Itzá is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Overview

  • Cancún  - 1 night
  • Valladolid  - 1 night
  • Campeche  - 2 nights
  • Merida  - 2 nights
  • Chichén Itzá  - 2 nights
  • Puerto Morelos  - 2 nights
  • Flight  - 1 night
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Tour Highlights

  • Admire the UNESCO Mayan masterpiece and world-famous site of Chichén Itzá.
  • Experience a relaxing boat ride on the lagoon of Celestún with wildlife spotting opportunities.
  • Appreciate the rich Mayan and colonial heritage of Merida, also known as cultural capital of the Yucatan.
  • Enjoy the activities, crafts and cuisine of the local Yaxunah Mayan community.

Revealing the colour and culture of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, visiting colonial towns, Mayan temples, and natural landmarks, this tour is a treasure trove of history, tucked into ten days of sightseeing, and including famous sites and hidden gems

Notes:

Due to the distance covered there are extended periods of travel by road, mostly along a well-established road network (some minor roads may be in poor repair).

On occasion border procedures can result in a delay with border taxes of approx. £35-£40 payable locally.

Hotels of a similar standard may be substituted.

This is a full itinerary with temple visits on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.

A level of agility is needed to embark small boats.

Accommodation

Adhara Hacienda - Cancún

A 3-star hotel in downtown Cancún. Restaurant, bar, pool, garden, gym and WiFi (free). 183 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdyer, safe, tea/coffee facilities and satellite TV. An environmental tourist tax of approx. $2 per room per night will be collected locally.

Real Hispano Hotel – Valladolid

A 3-star hotel in colonial style in the centre of Valladolid. Restaurant, pool, gardens and Wi-Fi (free). 90 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Plaza Colonial - Campeche

A 3-star colonial style hotel, located in the historical centre of town, a short walk from Campeche Cathedral. Bar, pool and 40 rooms with fans, safe and satellite TV. Breakfast is served at the nearby Plaza Campeche Hotel (a one minute walk away).

Hotel Caribe – Merida

A 3-star hotel in the historical centre of Merida. Restaurant, bar, pool and Wi-Fi (free). 52 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Villas Arqueológicas - Chichén Itzá

A 3-star hotel well-located a few minutes’ walk from the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá. Restaurant, bar, pool, garden, WiFi (free). 43 air-conditioned rooms with hairdyer and safe.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel – Puerto Morelos

A 4-star all-inclusive hotel in the Mexican port town of Puerto Morelos, located in between the resorts of Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Restaurants, pools, bars, spa, gym and WiFi (free). 586 air-conditioned rooms with fan, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Cancún before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements
Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel
(per night, all inclusive basis) £105 (Feb £155) 
Single supplement £139 (Feb £177)
Sea View supplement £11 (Nov £18)

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Hotel – Puerto Morelos

A 4-star all-inclusive hotel in the Mexican port town of Puerto Morelos, located in between the resorts of Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Restaurants, pools, bars, spa, gym and WiFi (free). 586 air-conditioned rooms with fan, safe, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Gatwick

October
October 12 (Saturday)
November
November 16 (Saturday)
  • 1 Place Remaining
November 30 (Saturday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and UK departure taxes, transfers, 10 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, overseas airport taxes, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes:

An accommodation tax is payable locally in Cancún, currently $5 per room per night.

A local tourist tax for the state of Quintana Roo of approx. $11 is payable locally at Cancún airport upon departure.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £455
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £675
  • Arrival transfer
  • £40
  • Departure transfer
  • £60

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